Subject: Re: pkgsrc SunOS 5.9/sparc bulk build results 2006-01-26
To: Jonathan Perkin <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-bulk
Date: 01/26/2006 10:20:22
On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Jonathan Perkin wrote:

> We always used to run mtree, precisely for this reason.  Sure, it
> might be an ideal to know that all packages behave perfectly and
> create missing directories as needed, but I can't imagine that all of
> our current packages do so.

Most should.

In my case, I do not use mtree on a few systems for a few years, including 
many bulk builds.

mtree is not used for unprivileged builds.

mtree is not used for pkgviews.

And mtree is not used when INSTALLATION_DIRS is defined -- which many 
packages do (like example below).

> > Maybe grepping through your build logs can find the first package
> > that failed to pre-create the info directory.
> I wrote in my email which was the first package to fail.  Git just
> happened to be the final package to install to that file.

Sorry, I misunderstood that.

See that archivers/gtar-info has:


        ${INSTALL_DATA} ${WRKSRC}/doc/ ${PREFIX}/${INFO_DIR}

I found the problem. It was my typo from September and I just committed 

Notice INFODIR above should have a underscore in middle!

(By the way, do any packages use

 Jeremy C. Reed

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